Danny Hodgson Wiki – Danny Hodgson Biography
Danny Hodgson is a footballer who moved from Cumbria to Australia is in a coma after a one-punch attack.
Hodgson suffered a brain bleed and skull fracture in the attack, his club ECU Joondalup said.
Police said he was at Perth railway station in Western Australia in the early hours of Sunday when he was punched in the head in an unprovoked attack.
He is 25 years old.
A Perth soccer player is fighting for life in hospital after an alleged coward’s punch.
Police said 25-year-old Danny Hodgson was left unconscious after being hit without warning near Perth Train Station on Sunday.
Friends said Mr. Hodgson, a member of the Edith Cowan University Joondalup Soccer Club, was walking alone in the Perth suburb of Northbridge early on Sunday after a night out to celebrate his team’s final game.
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Officers said his alleged attacker, a 15-year-old boy, left the scene.
Mr. Hodgson is in Royal Perth Hospital in an induced coma with a fractured skull.
Friend Steven Nelkovski told 9News Mr. Hodgson’s loved ones were devastated.
“It is heartbreaking, Danny is the most positive person you can meet,” Mr. Nelkovski said.
“So to know that he has the fight of his life at the moment, is really, really hard to comprehend.”
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm.
He will appear before Perth Children’s Court on 22 September.
ECU Joondalup’s head coach Kenny Lowe said that everyone at the club was “devastated”.
Friends told 9News the 25-year-old was speaking on Sunday, but he took a turn for the worse on Monday and required a four-hour surgery.
This added additional stress to his family members in the United Kingdom, who are desperate to be by his bedside.
Their exemption to travel to Western Australia has been approved, but travel caps have prevented them from making the journey.
9News understands the family is making progress, and they might be on a plane as soon as tomorrow.
His coach, Kenny Lowe, said he dreaded to think how Mr. Hodgson’s parents were feeling.
“I know how I’d feel if my boy or daughter was in that situation, and they’re so far away,” he said.
The teenager is due to appear in children’s court later this month.